X360: GTA and Call Of Duty are two huge franchises, but industry analyst Michael Pachter believes most publishers would choose to own Activision’s shooter over Rockstar’s open world crime sim.
Well yea it would make them the most money, but if they want to own a quality game then choose gta.
Can't you have quality and quantity? I know you can argue that we haven't really had it yet, but surely when a game gets the balance right it will be the most powerful game ever created?!
its actually because COD churns out yearly releases , more releases (in most cases) more money .. and COD's case ..yes and at the end of the day... its all about the money!! (unfortunate for us gamers tho)
I doubt that.
From a publisher/business standpoint its always better to make roughly $1B in sales on a yearly basis than waiting for a GTA release. So I can see where he got the crazy notion big business loves the cashflow. GTA though is the game I would rather have on my résumé. CoD has its place and nothing against those that make/play it annually but GTA is just... more. Every game is an evolution of itself and not as much as a rehash (IMO).
One is easier to copy & paste for their yearly release than the other, which is the exact reason I haven't bought a COD game in years.
Most publishers would choose to own Mario. Think this through...
Maybe from a short term business standpoint. Publishers would obviously prefer cod in the short term, but in the long term GTA is the better bet. Call of Duty has only been a bestselling franchise from 2009 onwards. But with gta, that series has been going on for over a decade. As long as rockstar puts care and effort into each gta release gta will continue to make lots of money for many years. However with cod, a new iteration will be released each year with little to no improvement and in such a competitive market, I doubt call of duty is going to hold up on top in the next couple of years.
Yearly release with minimal development costs and Astronomical profits Vs. 3+ year development at high costs with High-Big profits. From a business standpoint, it's a no brainer.
Duh, where do I apply to get paid to say the obvious? I need this job, where is it?
Well yeah, of course they would, but not because it's a quality franchise...
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